As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Planthropology by Ken Druse
This book came out in 2008, and the subtitle is The Myths, Mysteries, and Miracles of My Garden Favorites.
The subtitle alone made me want to buy it all those years ago!
In this book, Ken teaches us all the dirt - old and new - on plants in this beautifully illustrated book.
Now what I love about Ken's book is that it's full of stories about plants. Ken shares new information, he shares some plant controversies, and he even dispels common myths.
Ken's book is a collection of tidbits, and he shares random and delightful brevities about our favorite topic: plants.
“For instance, if you like winding down on a terrace or patio after work, Druse suggests planting petunias. Why? Because they are evening fragrant—their pollinators only come out at night.
And, We meet bumblebees who literally shake pollen free from flowers with sonic vibrations.”
Ken even offers a primer on Floriography ("FLOOR-EE-ah-grah-FEE") or the language of flowers.
The Gardenia says, “I love you in secret,” and the Acacia says, “Let's be friends.”
This book is 288 pages of anecdotal garden wisdom and tidbits from one of our time’s true plant masters.
You can get a copy of Planthropology by Ken Druse and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $15.
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